CatholicCare NT – Aged Care Advocacy
The Aged Care Advocate can provide information to people receiving aged care services, about their rights and responsibilities in relation to aged care services and supports them to be involved in decisions that affect their life
Family and Children Enquiry Support (FACES)
FACES is a telephone hotline that offers information about and referrals to support services throughout the whole of the NT. This service can be accessed by anyone in the community from parents and carers to professionals, who are seeking advice on resources and services that can help support and empower families and children.
Go Getter NT – I am Go Getter
Go Getter NT provide the following services:
• In Home services
– Housework or domestic assistance.
– Gardening and/or yard maintenance.
– Cleaning and house maintenance
– Assistance with self-care, mobility, and daily living tasks.
– Development of independent living skills.
– Assisting with capacity building skills including but not limited to daily planning or budgeting.
• Group Activities
– Sensory Activities
– Motor skills activities
– After hours activities
– Outdoor activities for adults, teens, and young children.
– Community engagement support.
– Relationship building.
– Community engagement.
– Recreational activities.
– Social skill development.
– We can deliver tailor made activities and programs.
• Community support
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation
Aged Care Services
Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.
Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.
Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)
The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.
Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.
Home Makers’ Centre
The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.
Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)
The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.
Land Management Unit
The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.
The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.
Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.
Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturally aware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.
Support Services (HACC)
Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.
Training & Employment Services
The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.
Youth Development Program
A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.
A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.
Relationships Australia – Senior Relationship Services
We support older people to feel respected and safe. Senior Relationships Services can help older people and their families to:
- Resolve or prevent family conflict in ways that aim to improve relationships
- Have ‘difficult conversations’ and improve communication skills
- Reduce the risk of abuse, exploitation or neglect.
How can we help?
We help older people and their families with problems with their lives through:
- Family meetings (mediation) with a mediator
- Finding other services that can help
We can help people aged 65 years and over or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over. Family members, friends or carers can also contact us if they are concerned about an older person.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Aged Disability
We work to help elders stay safe and strong by offering disability support and enabling access to visit country (home). We look out for opportunities to support elders, helping people to stay at home on communities, providing warm blankets and clothing in the winter. The public has supported our annual blanket appeal generously.
Frail aged people on communities can become ill quickly during the bitterly cold desert winters, and sadly some pass away early because of neglect. We seek out those who may have fallen between the cracks and offer our support. It is vital that we renew the supply of blankets each year because of the harsh conditions.